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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.30
KATE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 807 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. KATE: 0.30 )
KATE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.3

Equity to Asset 0.08
KATE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. KATE: 0.08 )
KATE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.37   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.08

-0.37
0.78
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.51
M-Score: -1.46
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.93
KATE's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KATE: -3.93 )
KATE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.41   Max: 11.49
Current: -3.93

-18.41
11.49
Net-margin (%) 13.77
KATE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. KATE: 13.77 )
KATE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -23.89   Max: 7.65
Current: 13.77

-23.89
7.65
ROA (%) 23.18
KATE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. KATE: 23.18 )
KATE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.79   Max: 13.73
Current: 23.18

-36.79
13.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -26.41
KATE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.96 vs. KATE: -26.41 )
KATE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -63.53   Max: 56.12
Current: -26.41

-63.53
56.12
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -16.20
KATE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. KATE: -16.20 )
KATE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.4   Max: 19.6
Current: -16.2

-33.4
19.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -31.30
KATE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KATE: -31.30 )
KATE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.3   Max: 32
Current: -31.3

-31.3
32
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

KATE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 499,900 sh (+30.56%)
Columbia Wanger 1,212,300 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 373,350 sh (-18.75%)
Ken Fisher 3,489,901 sh (-19.46%)
Steven Cohen 60,329 sh (-53.22%)
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Q1 2014

KATE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chase Coleman 835,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 104,136 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,872,300 sh (+54.44%)
Jim Simons 689,095 sh (+37.85%)
Ken Fisher 3,040,716 sh (-12.87%)
Louis Moore Bacon 269,500 sh (-27.82%)
Steven Cohen 21,424 sh (-64.49%)
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Q2 2014

KATE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 13,214 sh (New)
John Griffin 2,470,000 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,936,800 sh (+3.44%)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ken Fisher 3,024,928 sh (-0.52%)
Pioneer Investments 99,371 sh (-4.58%)
Jim Simons 24,300 sh (-96.47%)
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Q3 2014

KATE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 60,900 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 196,600 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 2,859,400 sh (+47.64%)
John Griffin 2,470,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,976,616 sh (-1.6%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KATE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2014-09-30 New Buy0.42%$26.93 - $40.45 $ 29.8-13%60900
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$26.93 - $40.45 $ 29.8-13%0
John Griffin 2014-06-30 New Buy0.93%$31.69 - $39.2 $ 29.8-17%2470000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$31.69 - $39.2 $ 29.8-17%13214
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.001%$4.06 - $6.45 $ 29.8454%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
KATE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. KATE: 18.50 )
KATE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.8   Max: 84.91
Current: 18.5

11.8
84.91
P/B 54.18
KATE's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. KATE: 54.18 )
KATE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 81
Current: 54.18

0.12
81
P/S 2.48
KATE's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. KATE: 2.48 )
KATE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 6.29
Current: 2.48

0.04
6.29
EV-to-EBIT -65.52
KATE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
56% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.19 vs. KATE: -65.52 )
KATE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -521   Max: 21.6
Current: -65.52

-521
21.6
Current Ratio 1.65
KATE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. KATE: 1.65 )
KATE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 4.12
Current: 1.65

0.86
4.12
Quick Ratio 0.83
KATE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 799 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. KATE: 0.83 )
KATE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.89
Current: 0.83

0.33
2.89

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 20.13
KATE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
66% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. KATE: 20.13 )
KATE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 52.25
Current: 20.13

0.09
52.25
Price/Median PS Value 2.87
KATE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. KATE: 2.87 )
KATE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 5.47
Current: 2.87

0.07
5.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.50
KATE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KATE: -1.50 )
KATE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 12.9
Current: -1.5

4.6
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.20
KATE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.96 vs. KATE: 5.20 )
KATE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -45.4   Max: 116.7
Current: 5.2

-45.4
116.7

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Apparel Manufacturing
Compare:VFC, RL, BURBY, SGC, PVH » details
Traded in other countries:LIZ.Germany,
Kate Spade & Co, formerly Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., was incorporated in January 1976 in the State of Delaware. The Company designs and markets accessories and apparel under three global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york, Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade. In addition, the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group, markets brands through department stores as well as serves J.C. Penney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines and Kohl's via an exclusive supplier agreement for Dana Buchman jewelry. The Company also has licenses for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel.
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